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  • Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections

    Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections

    ESPN.com Updated Apr 30 (yesterday)
    Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft selections
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  • Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller

    Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller

    ESPN.com Apr 30 (yesterday)
    Falcons find a potential return man in UCLA's Devin Fuller
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  • Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in th…

    Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in third round

    ESPN.com Apr 29 (2 days ago)
    Falcons find red zone threat with tight end Austin Hooper in third round
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  • Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second r…

    Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second round

    ESPN.com Apr 29 (2 days ago)
    Falcons trade down, still get speedy LB Deion Jones in second round
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  • Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round

    Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    Falcons pick Florida safety Keanu Neal in first round
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  • Falcons exercise 2017 option on Desmond Trufant

    Falcons exercise 2017 option on Desmond Trufant

    The Falcons won’t be pursuing Josh Norman, but they will be holding onto one of their current corners through at least the 2017 season. The Falcons announced on Friday that they have exercised their option on Desmond Trufant’s contract. Trufant was the …
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  • Dimitroff says Falcons believe Matt Ryan can win them a Super B…

    Dimitroff says Falcons believe Matt Ryan can win them a Super Bowl

    Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff says the quarterback position is one place where he has no doubt at all about the team’s personnel. Dimitroff said this morning on PFT Live that he’s completely confident that Matt Ryan is a quarterback who can w…
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  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn speaks with free agent DL Dominique Eas…

    Falcons coach Dan Quinn speaks with free agent DL Dominique Easley

    ESPN.com Apr 22
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn speaks with free agent DL Dominique Easley
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  • Falcons say they're not interested in Josh Norman

    Falcons say they're not interested in Josh Norman

    Falcons say they're not interested in Josh Norman
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  • Chris Chester back to Falcons

    Chris Chester back to Falcons

    The Falcons took a look at a few guards during free agency, but they’ve opted to go with a familiar face rather than bringing someone new into the fold. The team announced Wednesday that they have re-signed Chris Chester. Chester started all 16 games at…
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  • Matt Ryan is glad to be in Year Two of Shanahan system

    Matt Ryan is glad to be in Year Two of Shanahan system

    Last year entailed a major change for the Falcons on offense, which is always a challenge for the guys who were there before the change. It becomes even more of a challenge when the team has a quarterback with a franchise-level deal who is used to doing…
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  • Arthur Blank wants to host the draft in Atlanta

    Arthur Blank wants to host the draft in Atlanta

    Eventually, it’ll be easier to list the cities that don’t want to host the draft. Atlanta is the latest NFL town to covet the opportunity to present the annual rookie selection process. “Absolutely, we want to see it in Atlanta,” Falcons owner Arthur Bl…
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  • Julio Jones will retire “when I can’t go”

    Julio Jones will retire “when I can’t go”

    Lions receiver Calvin Johnson entered the league only four years before Falcons receiver Julio Jones. With Johnson, who played college football at Georgia Tech, now retired, Georgia’s top NFL receiver was asked about the decision on Tuesday. “I don’t fa…
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  • Arthur Blank expects three starters out of Falcons' five d…

    Arthur Blank expects three starters out of Falcons' five draft picks

    ESPN.com Apr 18
    Arthur Blank expects three starters out of Falcons' five draft picks
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  • Rams could still get their man, and get some picks back

    Rams could still get their man, and get some picks back

    The Rams currently hold the No. 1 pick in the draft, becoming the first team to trade up to the top of the stack since the Falcons made the move 15 years ago to get Mike Vick. The Rams say they haven’t decided who they plan to select, but the signs are …
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  • Falcons get their wish for a West Coast road trip

    Falcons get their wish for a West Coast road trip

    Some teams complain about the makeup of their schedules, when games are concentrated at times or places they don’t choose. But the Falcons apparently wanted to make it harder, and got their wish. In playing at Denver and Seattle in Weeks Five and Six, t…
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  • Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland set to visit Falcons

    Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland set to visit Falcons

    ESPN.com Apr 14
    Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland set to visit Falcons
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  • Falcons still counting on Justin Hardy to be quite a catch

    Falcons still counting on Justin Hardy to be quite a catch

    ESPN.com Apr 14
    Falcons still counting on Justin Hardy to be quite a catch
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  • Matt Ryan: We’ll miss Roddy White “for sure”

    Matt Ryan: We’ll miss Roddy White “for sure”

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan organized workouts for members of the team in Florida last month, giving them a chance to start working together ahead of the official start of the team’s workout program. Among the things for Ryan to work on during the ses…
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  • Falcons get a closer look at Michigan State prospects

    Falcons get a closer look at Michigan State prospects

    Falcons staffers were at Michigan State Monday for a pre-draft workout with some upper-tier draft prospects. Falcons Coach Dan Quinn confirmed his presence with a tweet that showed Spartan Stadium and included another shot from inside Michigan State’s f…
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  • Falcons' Collins gets 4-game ban for PED violation

    Falcons' Collins gets 4-game ban for PED violation

    Falcons' Collins gets 4-game ban for PED violation
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  • Aaron Colvin draws four-game PED suspension

    Aaron Colvin draws four-game PED suspension

    There’s a theme to the NFL’s news dump on this Friday afternoon and it is cornerbacks busted for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Jaguars corner Aaron Colvin joins Jalen Collins of the Falcons and Demetri Goodson of the Packers …
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  • Leonard Floyd meeting with Falcons Friday

    Leonard Floyd meeting with Falcons Friday

    The Falcons are expected to add a piece to their defense in the first round of the draft and they met with UCLA linebacker Myles Jack this week as part of their pre-draft process. There aren’t many people who think that Jack will be on the board when th…
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  • Myles Jack visiting with Falcons

    Myles Jack visiting with Falcons

    Linebacker Myles Jack spent some time living in Atlanta while he was growing up and former UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich is the linebackers coach for the Falcons, so there are some connections to both the team and the city for one of the draft…
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  • Falcons went all in to land Julio Jones in 2011 draft

    Falcons went all in to land Julio Jones in 2011 draft

    ESPN.com Apr 6
    Falcons went all in to land Julio Jones in 2011 draft
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  • Video - Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft class 02:05

    Falcons get faster, more physical with 2016 draft class

    Apr 30
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says the Falcons six-man draft class includes the type of fast and physical players Falcons coach Dan Quinn desires.
  • Video - How does this NFL draft class stack up? 00:49

    How does this NFL draft class stack up?

    Apr 29
    Check out the numbers behind how similar Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliot, Laremy Tunsil, Keanu Neal and Laquon Treadwell are to some of the NFL's superstars.
  • Video - NFL Draft Day 2: SEC superlatives 03:56

    NFL Draft Day 2: SEC superlatives

    Apr 29
    SEC Network's Marcus Spears and Kevin Weidl break down the best fit, top value and Saturday sleeper after Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Keanu Neal is a leader 00:59

    Keanu Neal is a leader

    Apr 28
    Field Yates breaks down the Falcons first-round draft pick, former Florida safety Keanu Neal.